|NASA's Kepler Mission Announces Latest Planetary Discovery|
The Kepler mission's science team announced its latest finding at a press conference on Monday, Dec. 5, 2011. The team announced the confirmation of Kepler-22b, its first planet found in the "habitable zone," the region where liquid water could exist on a planet's surface. The planet is about 2.4 times the radius of Earth, orbits around a star similar to our sun and is located 600 light-years away...
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|Remembering Baruch S. "Barry" Blumberg - A Video Tribute|
Nobel Laureate Dr. Baruch Blumberg, a pioneer in the field of Astrobiology, was one of history's greatest explorer-scientists. In 1976, he shared the Nobel Prize for Medicine for his discovery for the antigen of the virus that causes Hepatitis B. In 1999, he was the founding director of the NASA Astrobiology Institute (NAI). In 2008, he became the first Distinguished Scientist of both the NAI and the NASA Lunar Science Institute...
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